Wednesday, January 16, 2008

God Will Make a Way

I've always been fascinated by highway construction. Now, don't get me wrong, I find it completely annoying when I'm stuck in the resulting traffic. But I don't mind riding through construction zones during off-peak hours. I find it amazing when mountains of earth are moved and roads seem to appear out of nowhere. One day there's no way to get from here to there - a common occurrence in the city of Pittsburgh. A few months later - surprise! There's a new stretch of highway beckoning us, all because some brilliant civil engineer saw a way where there appeared to be none.

About 15 years ago, I took a bunch of girls to a cheer leading camp. Besides the usual rah-rah-rahs, practical jokes and death-defying stunts, we learned some wonderful worship songs and experienced a great sense of bonding. On the way home, our van kept dying. Our prayer was that we'd get out of the no-zone, that lonely stretch of south 79, and into the city of Washington so we could at least access a phone and get some help. The girls burst out in this song by Don Moen, which kind of became our personal prayer for that year:

God will make a way
Where there seems to be no way
He works in ways we cannot see
He will make a way for me

He will be my guide
Hold me closely to His side
With love and strength
For each new day
He will make a way

By a roadway in the wilderness
He'll lead me
And rivers in the desert will I see
Heaven and earth will fade
But His Word will still remain
He will do something new today

Isn't that just so true? Time and again, we can't see the way through but in the midst of the confusion and chaos of our wilderness times, God makes a way.

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:18-19


Debbie said...

Sis,thank you so much for this post. It really ministered to me today. I love, love, love that verse. Don't dwell on the past, see I am doing a new thing. Wow, what an awesome promise that I can hang onto today. Thank you so much. 143!

Kelly said...

I have found this to be SO true in my life! His way is definetly not my way, and praise Him for that!

Katrina said...

So true... Why is it that *I* am always trying to make away, instead of watching to see what God is going to do? I have so much to learn!

I hadn't heard or thought of that song in ages, but seeing the lyrics popped it right back into my mind...

Tami Boesiger said...

A new thing. . .there's hope for you. Amen, friend.

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Keri Wyatt Kent said...

Kathy Tricoli has a great song that has this same idea "He will make a way where there is no way..." it's terrific.